At PACU East, we are a team oriented group with a passion for delivering astute, compassionate, innovative, precise post-surgical care for our community! Our nurses are able to think critically, make confident decisions in a fast paced, growing clinical environment and are able to communicate effectively within the multidisciplinary team for some 700+ surgical patients, we see each month in our 13 bay units. Our staff provides diligent assessment and monitoring, while providing safe, comfortable care and reassurance for our patients at a very scary time in their life. Our population consists of mainly Women and Children, along with a few good men! We are home base for ENT, Plastics, Maxillofacial, Ocular, and Orthopedic Foot and Ankle procedures. For our women, we add Robotic/ Conventional Gynecology and Gynecology/Radiation Oncology, General Surgeries for Breast Cancer management and Reconstruction along with all other General surgery procedures. For our Pediatric patients we are home to Optic, Plastics, everything General, Urology, Maxillofacial/Dental, Orthopedics, and MRI’s that require sedation.
The PACU RN identifies the post-surgical patient’s needs and prioritizes care through astute assessment and monitoring of patients with a variety of preexisting issues and those brought on by surgery. The PACU RN is able to recognize a wide variety of emergencies related to airway management, blood/fluid volume, over whelming sepsis, MH, DVTs, PE , Pneumonia, Urinary Retention, Nausea and Vomiting and adverse reactions to anesthesia, and extreme pain. They monitor, plan, delegate and evaluate care based on patient’s needs including, IV therapies, blood administration, central line care, and patient and family education. The PACU RN is accountable for the outcomes of the patient care delivered during the assigned shift and strives to provide clinical and service excellences.
Graduate of Accredited School of Nursing with current Alabama licensure.
Experienced preferred, Critical Care preferred; new graduates may apply.
BLS before the conclusion of the orientation period., ACLs, and PALs within one year of hire.